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List of Top Artists

February 28, 2013

A list of contemporary artists.  The list is vetted and compiled by the Design Life Network  and organized by specialty.  Did we miss you? We vet and not all submissions will be accepted.  Submit your artist listing Here.  This list is updating on a regular basis.

Contemporary Modern Art Focus Alexa Rank sites linked Twitter Facebook
Ai Weiwei Sculpture 759,867 596 22,522 46k
Alex Katz Painting 7,615,625 179 N/A N/A
Andreas Gursky Photography N/A N/A N/A N/A
Anish Kapoor Sculpture 1,485,540 670 N/A 29.2k
Anselm Kiefer Painting & Sculpture N/A N/A N/A 4.3k
Antony Gormley Sculpture 1,806,919 599 N/A 6.7k
Artur Zmijewski Multimedia N/A N/A N/A 5k
Banksy Multimedia 132,347 5,559 29,177 681k
Barbara Kruger Multimedia 6,365,100 212 4,499 2.9k
Bruce Nauman Multimedia N/A N/A 341 2.5k
Cady Noland Sculpture N/A N/A N/A 170
Christian Marclay Multimedia N/A N/A 22 2.8k
Chuck Close Painting 2,581,847 217 N/A 16.5k
Cindy Sherman Photography 1,537,201 427 N/A 34.2k
Claes Oldenburg Sculpture 2,205,791 296 N/A 2.2k
Cui Ruzhuo Painting N/A N/A N/A N/A
Damien Hirst Multimedia 568,985 772 9,843 53.4k
David Choe Multimedia 928,313 335 28,273 31.5k
David Hockney Painting 906,403 717 917 14.7k
Ed Ruscha Painting 1,991,109 448 N/A 1.3k
Ellsworth Kelly Painting N/A N/A N/A 1.3k
Francis Alÿs Multimedia 9,478,658 182 N/A 1.6k
Frank Stella Painting N/A N/A N/A 1.2k
Gerhard Richter Painting 387,323 873 17,097 25.9k
Gilbert & George Painting N/A N/A N/A 5.2k
Gillian Wearing Multimedia N/A N/A N/A 996
James Turrell Multimedia 2,040,377 35 N/A 19.2k
Jasper Johns Painting N/A N/A N/A 3.9k
Jeff Koons Sculpture 1,138,318 749 N/A 40.6k
Jeff Wall Photography N/A N/A N/A 5.6k
Jim Dine Painting N/A N/A N/A 1.3k
John Baldessari Multimedia 5,228,640 260 N/A 3.9k
Kiki Smith Painting N/A N/A N/A 3.8k
Lawrence Weiner Multimedia N/A N/A N/A 1.2k
Marjetica Potrc Multimedia 3,060,996 93 N/A 243
Michael Dweck Photography 8,164,098 44 352 1.4k
Miguel Barcelo Painting 13,263,980 78 N/A 2.5k
Nan Goldin Photography N/A N/A N/A 29.3k
Odd Nerdrum Painting 12,590,247 68 234 1k
Paul McCarthy Multimedia N/A N/A N/A 4.6k
Peter Doig Painting N/A N/A N/A 4.6k
Richard Prince Photography 1,231,659 161 6,110 621
Richard Serra Sculpture N/A N/A N/A 4.7k
Robert Morris Sculpture N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sally Mann Photography 1,225,017 299 1,965 19.4k
Sophie Calle Photography N/A N/A N/A 72.6k
Tacita Dean Photography 17,655,996 48 N/A 874
Takashi Murakami Sculpture 2,815,268 428 77,309 14.6k
Thomas Ruff Photography N/A N/A N/A 601
Tracey Emin Sculpture 3,160,497 98 2,060 1.2k
Urs Fischer Sculpture 3,050,973 125 N/A N/A
Wayne Thiebaud Painting N/A N/A N/A 2.4k
Wolfgang Tillmans Photography 4,690,730 260 N/A 7.6k
Zao Wou-Ki Painting N/A N/A N/A 2k
Zeng Fanzhi Painting N/A N/A N/A 1.1k
Zhang Xiaogang Painting N/A N/A N/A N/A
Zhou Chunya Painting N/A N/A N/A N/A
Contemporary Classical Realism Focus Alexa Rank sites linked Twitter Facebook
Adrian Gottlieb Portrait Painting 9,776,216 75 N/A 372
Alan Magee Still Life N/A 26 N/A N/A
Andrea J Smith Still Life 29,525,113 10 N/A N/A
Anthony Waichulis Still Life 13,644,454 30 N/A 2k
Ben Fenske Portrait Painting 23,893,031 13 N/A 260
Bo Bartlett Figure Painting 6,899,666 89 1,300 N/A
Brandon Soloff Portrait Painting N/A 38 139 N/A
Charles Weed Portrait Painting 31,811,810 6 N/A N/A
Christopher Pugliese Figure Painting N/A N/A N/A 337
Colleen Barry Figure Drawing N/A 28 N/A 207
Dan Thompson Figure Painting 13,424,068 45 80 1.3k
Daniel Graves Figure Painting N/A 7 N/A 336
Daniel Greene Figure Painting 4,540,144 84 N/A 2.9k
David Kassan Portrait Painting 2,265,779 346 3,895 4.9k
Douglas Flynt Still Life 14,684,431 40 N/A 1.2k
Frank Arcuri Still Life N/A N/A N/A N/A
Graydon Parrish Figure Drawing 21,071,403 39 40 5.7k
Henk Helmantel Still Life 7,153,375 53 N/A 259
Jacob Collins Figure Painting 9,756,891 182 N/A N/A
Jeremy Lipking Figure Painting 1,768,190 243 3,550 8.5k
John Morra Still Life 16,203,882 18 N/A 639
Judy Pond Kudlow Still Life N/A 7 N/A N/A
Juliette Aristides Figure Painting 16,197,254 61 N/A N/A
Kamille Corry Figure Painting N/A 4 15 840
Kate Lehman Figure Painting N/A 21 N/A N/A
Kate Sammons Portrait Painting 18,502,582 36 N/A 4.8k
Louise Camille Fenne Figure Painting 7,261,424 9 N/A N/A
Michael Grimaldi Life Drawing N/A 44 N/A 1.2k
Nelson Shanks Portrait Painting 4,834,856 53 N/A 1k
Patricia Watwood Figure Painting 5,922,659 72 N/A 2.6k
Richard Murdock Still Life 26,126,072 7 22 370
Richard Schmid Still Life & Landscape 1,882,559 219 N/A N/A
Rick Piloco Portrait Painting N/A 25 N/A 384
Robert Bauer Portrait Painting N/A N/A N/A N/A
Robert Liberace Figure Drawing 2,724,732 114 N/A N/A
Sarah Lamb Still Life 18,536,293 15 N/A 1k
Steven Assael Figure Painting 4,545,099 94 26 4.3k
Tony Rider Figure Drawing 6,553,385 111 N/A N/A
Yin Yong Chun Still Life N/A 2 N/A N/A

About the author: Bill Indursky
Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.

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